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Poster: Spuzz Date: Sep 19, 2004 6:16am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Which one are you guilty of????

Honestly in this film, I am not really TOO sure where they came up with these, but they're all quite funny.. I DID like the "When your time is up, it's up" segment the best though.
Also, The adults were being just a wee bit too harsh on the kids weren't they? I mean, in the Laws Of Averages segment, Dad was almost blaming Junior for the mishap with the band saw, when it was his own fault!
Can't same I feel the same way about the guy who invented the remote control for the iron though. OUCH! LOL

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Sep 23, 2004 6:26am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Which one are you guilty of????

I am one of the most safety-conscious people I know...

...AND I think safety is for sissies.

Safety: It's not JUST for sissies!

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Poster: Marysz Date: Sep 19, 2004 9:24am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Which one are you guilty of????

Listening to the narration of the film is like listening to the Voice of Doom. That apocalyptic tone is so typically fifties. On one hand, everyday life then was bland and banal. But at the same time, people had this sense that they were in a state of constant danger. This film reflects that widespread fear. Usually, it was fear of the Bomb, or Communism. These Six Murderous Beliefs is a new one to me. It's as if the public was going out of its way to find things to be afraid of.

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Poster: AppleGirl Date: Sep 21, 2004 7:01pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Law of averages

I'm guilty of believing in the Law of Averages. The more often you drive, the more likely you'll be in a car accident. Or the opposite: if you never drive, you'll never be in a car accident!

This whole movie was a hoot. The teacher who invited the kid to Aviation Club: I loved his upswept hairdo! And the editing of that segment made it look like the test pilot was flying in to attend the Aviation Club meeting.

The mom who got shocked flipping the switch: I thought that happened because she took her hand out of the water in the sink and used her wet hand to flip the switch. Aren't the parents kind of ASSUMING it was a faulty wiring job on the kid's part?

And I agree, the guy who cut his hand with the power saw was really angry with the kid, who was totally NOT to blame. He was a crabby guy.

Oh, and I'm also guilty of swimming right after eating. I always thought the cramps idea was an old wives' tale. Is there really some truth to that one?

Guess I'm just LUCKY!


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Poster: ridetheory Date: Sep 23, 2004 6:41am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Law of averages

The mom who got shocked flipping the switch: I thought that happened because she took her hand out of the water in the sink and used her wet hand to flip the switch. Aren't the parents kind of ASSUMING it was a faulty wiring job on the kid's part?


Since there wasn't even a cover plate on the switch, I'm going to say no. However, I believe everyone in that room deserved to die in a horrible electrical fire. (Now there's a murderous belief!)

If this movie is based on a true story, the mother surviving the electric shock is a clear counter-example to my belief in Darwinism, so I particularly hate her.